The Bank of Greece Museum highlights the Bank’s role and activities, as well as its contribution to the development of the Greek economy, presenting the monetary and economic history of modern Greece from the design and introduction of the first modern Greek monetary system in 1828 to the creation of the euro area and Greece’s participation in the single currency.
By following the thread of the presentation, the visitor can explore the origins of money in antiquity, witness the introduction and establishment of various mediums of exchange, and learn about the evolution of central banking and the path to European monetary integration.
A number of interactive multimedia applications, coupled with state-of-the-art museological practices, offer a unique experience of enjoyment and learning.
The exhibits include objects from the Bank’s collections that provide insights into economic and monetary history, as well as into the design and production of the banknotes and coins of the modern Greek nation.
The Bank’s collections also include objects of aesthetic value: coins, banknotes and exonumia (such as medals and decorations), works of art (paintings, sculptures, engravings, ceramics, etc.), architectural elements (stained glass, mosaics and murals), furniture, decorative objects, antiques, and photographs. Many of them adorn Bank of Greece buildings.
Conservation and restoration works are performed in-house at the Bank’s dedicated facilities for canvas, paper and metal conservation by highly-qualified staff.